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Energy Regulator Makes First Move in Months, OKs Nexus Pipeline

Aug. 28, 2017, 3:15 PM

DTE Energy Co. and Enbridge Inc. won U.S. approval to build the $2 billion Nexus natural gas pipeline in the Midwest, ending a review that lasted almost two years and forced delays to the project.

The 257-mile (413-kilometer) pipeline will transport 1.5 billion cubic feet a day of Appalachian gas to Ohio, Michigan, Illinois and Ontario. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved the project Aug. 25. It’s the first major pipeline the agency has authorized since the February resignation of then-Chairman Norman Bay, whose departure left the commission without the quorum needed to make major decisions.

The approval spares Nexus ...